Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks. “Researchers in the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration (VA) address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation’s 700,000 military veterans.”

Forces Network: Voice Of WWII Veterans Recorded For Online Archive

Forces Network: Voice Of WWII Veterans Recorded For Online Archive. “The voices of Second World War veterans and their relatives are being recorded to mark the 75th anniversary of some of the conflict’s most momentous battles. Their stories will be captured for an online sound archive created by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).”

UC Riverside News: Veterans history project receives VA funding through 2020

UC Riverside News: Veterans history project receives VA funding through 2020. “After a successful pilot year, the initiative, titled ‘Along the Chaparral: Memorializing the Enshrined,’ will continue for an additional two years, supported by a new contract worth $398,659 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration. “

Respect: Black Veterans Project Campaign Launch

Respect: Black Veterans Project Campaign Launch. “The Black Veterans Project (BVP), a veteran-led, multi-organizational startup, today announced the official launch of their IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for a full-length documentary recounting the experiences of current and former Black servicemembers, from the Vietnam War to present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Co-founded by veterans Kyle Bibby and Richard Brookshire, BVP has a mission to preserve the legacy of the 2.5 million Black veterans living in the United States. Through the creation of a full-length documentary and digital archive of oral histories of Black veterans from all walks of life, BVP hopes to raise awareness of racial justice issues in the military and post-service.”

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Launches New Online Exhibit on the GI Bill

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Launches New Online Exhibit on the GI Bill. “The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, signed into law on June 22, 1944, and colloquially known as the GI Bill, was a landmark piece of legislation that offered educational benefits, low-cost mortgages, low-interest business loans and unemployment benefits to returning World War II veterans. In the 75 years since its passage, the transformative potential of the GI Bill has continued, as it has provided economic and educational opportunities to generations of veterans.”

Maryland State Archives Facebook: Today marks the first day of Black History Month 2019.

Maryland State Archives Facebook: Today marks the first day of Black History Month 2019. . “In honor of this annual celebration, we have updated our Legacy of Slavery in Maryland database to include the names and regiments of over 1,000 United States Colored Troops, who are interred at the Loudon Park National Cemetery.”

CBC: How Omar Khadr’s name appeared in a Google search for ‘Canadian soldiers’

CBC: How Omar Khadr’s name appeared in a Google search for ‘Canadian soldiers’. “Earlier this week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted a screenshot of some curious Google search results. A search for the term ‘Canadian soldiers’ returned a photo of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr who was accused of killing a U.S. soldier in 2002.”